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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 9:29 PM


The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Philip Follington; Betty Barnes; Mark Nichols; Thomas Bennett; Peter Bennett; Donald Haines; Graeme Murphy; Beverley Wallace; Colin Swann; John Symonds; William Holmes; Jeff Hillman; Tony Forrest; Chris Gibbons; Paul Burke; Jason Liddelow; James Hunt; Ebony O’Brien; Godfrey Curley; Benjamin Ireland; Andrew Goonewardene; Jarrad Jansen; Richard Bourne; Harrison Ryan; Dylan Davis; Bailey Flindell; Hayden Flindell; Kade Moir.


Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:29 PM


The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $550 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, April 19th, Jeff Robert’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $550.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2013 go into the draw, so once your membership fees are paid you have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.


Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:00 AM


The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Francis Lysaght; Ken Newbound; Engbert Meijer; Ken Holt; Gordon Smith; Bob Uittenbroek; Graeme Howard; Tony Casserley; Gary McAtee; Janet Rogers; Rodney Davies; Peter Bogensperger; John O’Sullivan; Lain Smith; Geoffrey Prowse; Charles Gorton; Finn Murray; Riley Auret; Roxanne Kerr.

60 Years at East Fremantle Oval

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:25 AM

On April 25th, 1953 the East Fremantle Football Club celebrated the permanent move to East Fremantle Oval with a Round 1 victory versus Claremont, 7.18 (60) to 8.10 (58).

In 2013, in Round 6 versus East Perth the Club will celebrate the 60th year of being at East Fremantle Oval with members of the 1953 side; some of which were part of the first victory versus Claremont.

The following players will be in attendance on the day:

Jack Sheedy - East Fremantle Football Club Legend (2012), 210 games, 2 Premierships, 4 Lynn Medals (incl. 1953), AFL Hall of Fame, WA Football Hall of Fame

Wilson Onions- East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee (2012), 2013 Match Ball Legend, 101 games, 1 Premiership, President East Fremantle Past Players 1962-2004

Percy Johnson- East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee (2012), 1 Premiership, 180 games, WA Football Hall of Fame

Harold Jefferys - East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee (2012) ,155 games, Lynn Medallist 1952, 1 Premiership

Bill Heathcote- 86 games

Barry Lynn- 1 game

Des Martiensen - 5 games

Alan Preen- 122 games, WA Football Hall of Fame, 2 Lynn Medals

Harry Regan - 68 games

Keith Stewart - 95 games

The Club has also invited all residents of East Fremantle to the game and provided two free admissions as a thank you for their support and that of the Town of East Fremantle.

We hope that April 20th, 2013 marks another memorable victory at East Fremantle Oval.


Switch to the Bendigo Bank and win

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Major Partner; the Bendigo Bank is offering all Sharks supporters the opportunity to win by opening an account with them.

The Bendigo Bank Community Banking model stipulates that 80% of their profits are invested into the local Community.  So not only do you receive levels of excellence in customer service and product offering, you have the comfort in knowing that you are assisting the Community and ultimately; your Football Club.

The Bendigo Bank is offering the opportunity to win:

  • Change Room Experience - where you and a guest will be invited into the change rooms after one of our matches at East Fremantle Oval to hear the Coaches post match review and hopefully the team song.
  • Coaches Box Experience- Ever wondered what a day in the coaches' box would be like; here is your opportunity to find out.  Experience the passion and the energy for the contest like never before.
  • Mascot for the day - Have you got a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter who loves the Sharks.  You and your child will have access to the pre-game routine in the change rooms before taking to the field with the Sharks League Team.  A day they won't forget.

So, how do you win?

You simply make the choice to be a Bendigo Bank customer.  When you have made the choice visit the Fremantle Bendigo Bank Community Branch at 9 Adelaide Terrace, Fremantle or give them a call on 08 9433 4969.

Don't forget to mention that you support the Sharks and the competition so that you are entered into the draw.

State Squad announced

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 3:41 PM

THE West Australian Football League has announced its State Squad for this year’s game against the Victorian Football League in Northam on May 11.

The initial squad of 33 will commence training at Fremantle Oval at 5.30pm on Monday, April 22 and train another four times in the lead up to the game, including a session at Northam (4pm Friday, May 10). 

East Fremantle's Steven Dodd (State Rep 2012), Andrew Stephen (State Rep 2012) and Rory O'Brien (State Rep 2011).

Claremont premiership coach Marc Webb will coach the side after leading the Tigers to both the WAFL and Foxtel Cup flags in his first season as a senior coach last year.

Webb said he was excited about the opportunity to coach WA and looking forward to leading the WAFL’s top players into action against the best from the VFL.

“As a player it was something I always aspired to do and now to have the opportunity to coach the State side is great. We haven’t beaten the Vics for quite a while so it’s going to be a great challenge,” Webb said.

He will be assisted in the role by current East Perth and former State Coach Brian Dawson, former State 18s coach, Dockers and Claremont player Brad Wira, and ex-East Perth and Carlton player Adam Pickering. Claremont Assistant Wayne Orsi is the Chairman of Selectors.

Players will be added to or removed from the squad based on form and fitness in the lead-up to the game, with a final side to be named at a jumper presentation on Wednesday, May 8.

WAFL fans can select their own side and have the chance to win some great prizes in the WAFL State Team Competition proudly supported by The West Australian by visiting –


Claremont – David Crawford, Anton Hamp, Trinity Handley, Jake Murphy, Ryan Neates, Ian Richardson, Mark Seaby

East Fremantle – Steven Dodd, Rory O’Brien, Andrew Stephen

East Perth – Paul Johnson, Brendan Lee, Garry Moss, Josh Smith, Craig Wulff

Peel Thunder – Paul Bower, Marlon Motlop

Perth – Paul Bevan

South Fremantle – Sean Tighe

Subiaco – Jason Bristow, Brett Mahoney, Jarrod Kayler-Thomson

Swan Districts – Tallan Ames, Tim Geappen, Kyle Hams, Graham Jetta, Wayde Twomey

West Perth – Aaron Black, Steven Browne, Rohan Kerr, Shane Nelson, Andrew Strijk, Jay van Berlo

State 18's Squad second intake

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The WA State Talent Academy has completed its second intake for the State 18s squad in preparation for the 2013 NAB AFL National 18s Championships in June and July.   

East Fremantle currently has five players in the squad of 29, those being:

  • Patrick Cripps
  • Richard Bourne
  • Jarrad Jansen
  • Jonathon Marsh; and
  • Conor Regan

The State Talent Academy will continue its training program in the lead up to the National Championships and conduct leadership, nutrition and education sessions to enhance the overall development of players.

Leading the team is Head Coach Michael Pratt with Coaching Director Tim Gepp. Assistant coaches are Silv Lombardi, Scott Franklin, Sean Wrigley and specialist coaches Steve Wasley, Carl Woods and Harry Baynard. Managing the off field success are Shane Yardley (selector), Ken Ferguson(selector), Bruce Willis (team manager), Shae Seymour(physio) and Nic Caputi (physio). 

The Academy will also play trial games against rising stars and WAFL under 20s teams before final teams are selected to represent WA at each game of the 2013 NAB AFL National 18s Championships.

The WA State Talent Academy program is an elite football environment that focuses on individual player development and ability to contribute in a team environment. The main aims of the program are to:

  • Select the most talented developing players to progress into WAFL senior football and / or AFL football
  • A holistic approach to player development; physical, emotional, social & mental
  • Emphasise individual player development within a team context

National 18s Championship Fixtures

Rd 1 – TAS v WA  10am EST Sunday, June 2 (Launceston)

Rd 2 – WA v NT 12pm WST Saturday, June 8 (Browne’s Stadium)

Rd 3 – WA v Vic Metro 11.20am Saturday, June 15 (Patersons Stadium)

Rd 4 – Vic Country v WA 12.35pm EST Friday, June 28 (Simonds Stadium)

Rd 5 – SA v WA 3.35pm EST Wednesday, July 3 (Etihad Stadium)

Anzac Day tribute from East Fremantle and South Fremantle

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 10:55 AM

East Fremantle and South Fremantle will wear one-off Navy and Air Force jumpers this ANZAC Day featuring the names of servicemen from each club that have been killed in action.

The tribute to Australian servicemen and women has been arranged in partnership with Legacy in WA as part of the WAFL’s ANZAC Round for Legacy in WA. The match will also feature a pre-game ANZAC service commencing at 4pm sharp at Fremantle Oval.

WAFL ANZAC Round for Legacy in WA

Thursday, April 25

4.15pm - South Fremantle v East Fremantle (Fremantle Oval)

East Fremantle (Air Force) and South Fremantle (Navy) will play for the Sir Hughie Edwards Cup, named in honour of the air force hero who played for the Bulldogs and later became Governor of Western Australia.

Entry to the game is free for all servicemen and veterans and will include fundraising for Legacy in WA, which formed a new partnership with the WA Football Commission this season to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities among footy fans.

The new partnership will see Legacy in WA promoted throughout the season, with a special focus on ANZAC Day. Promotions will also tie in with Legacy Week, which runs from August 31 to September 7, 2013.

John Rigg, Chairman of Torchbearers for Legacy in WA , said: “This exciting partnership will generate significant awareness among thousands of footy fans, many of whom have a natural inclination to support those most in need in our society.”


Legacy is a not-for-profit organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life to care for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of its families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:

  • the protection of individuals and families basic needs;
  • advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
  • assisting families through bereavement; and
  • helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.

For more information about Legacy visit -

East Fremantle players killed in action were whose names appear on the guernsey are:

  • John McCarthy
  • Percy Mofflin
  • Arthur Wrightson
  • Roy Wrightson
  • William Hewby
  • Frederick Hastings
  • Donald Louthean
  • John Doig; and
  • James Prosser



2013-2014 Entertainment Books Available Now!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Buy a book now to discover the many valuable offers in the new Perth Entertainment Book.  The books are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more.

Plus, the good news is that $13 from your book purchase goes  to the East Fremantle Football Club if you order via this link: Click here to order

You can also obtain your book by contacting the Club on 9339 5533, or by visiting our office.

You can view an online flip book version here to see what's

Sharks Win Thriller

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:07 PM

A last second goal to Sean Henson has seen East Fremantle win a tight encounter over Perth at Brownes Stadium.

The Sharks extended their winning streak to three games with the thrilling two point win over the in-form Demons 15.18 (108) to 16.10 (106).

With less than 30 seconds remaining in the match, Perth looked as if they had the four premiership points sewn up when ruckman Christian Eyres marked a clearing kick on the wing.

The giant Demon then attempted to stretch out cramp, in a bid to wind down the clock, before the umpire called play on forcing Eyres to kick hurriedly.

Eyres’ attempted kick was smothered by East Fremantle’s Ryan Lester-Smith and the resulted turnover allowed the Sharks an inside fifty and a mark to Henson, who then kicked the match winning goal.

The game had seesawed throughout the afternoon with both sides fighting hard to continue their winning streaks.

Perth had entered the game hoping to win their fourth straight game for the first time since 1991.

Young Shark Josh Simpson got the ball rolling when he kicked the first goal of the match in the second minute.

Perth hit back with three straight goals to Michael Florio, Daniel Murray and Brennan Stack establish a two goal lead.

East Fremantle hit back with three straight goals and regained the lead, but Perth finished the opening term with goals to Paul Bevan and Fraser McInnes to go into the first break seven points in front.

It was a tale of wayward kicking for East Fremantle in second term as they went on to kick 4.6.

Max Duffy was the main offender, registering three straight behinds for the quarter.

Despite the errant kicking, East Fremantle established an 11 point lead with goals to Brad Dick and Mitch Boyle, their biggest lead for the game.

A goal in the dying seconds to Perth recruit and former Essendon forward, Kyle Reimers, saw the margin reduced to five points at half time.

The third quarter continued to seesaw, with the both sides unable to establish a sufficient lead.

Bevan’s second goal saw Perth take the lead midway through the quarter and despite chances for East Fremantle to regain the lead, Demons entered the final break five points in front.

The even nature of the game continued into the final quarter, as East Fremantle regained the lead within the first three minutes thanks to goals from Simpson and Jayden Schofield.

Stack then exploded for the home side kicking two goals within in the space of two minutes to put Perth seven points up.

The quarter belonged to East Fremantle’s Ryan Lester-Smith as he collected seven disposals and kicked two goals midway through the final term to put the Sharks in front.

Mathew Moody kicked two quick goals to have the Perth crowd in a frenzy, before Lester-Smith effected the match winning smother on Eyre that set up Henson’s goal.

East Fremantle was well served by Bradd Dalziell in the midfield as he racked up 32 disposals, while Rory O’Brien continued his impressive run of form with 26 disposals.

Brad Dick made a successful return to league football for the Sharks kicking three goals, as Max Duffy had a day to forget kicking 1.5.

Lester-Smith and Mitch Boyle continued their good form in front of goal with three goals each, while ruckman Cameron Symonds was again dominant in the ruck with 26 hitouts.

- Ryan Miller


                                  Q1       Q2       Q3       Final

Perth                          5.4       8.4       11.8    16.10 (106)

Defeated by  

East Fremantle            4.3       8.9       9.15    15.18 (108)



EF: Dick, Lester-Smith, Boyle 3; Simpson 2; Peake, Henson, Schofield, Duffy 1.

P: Murray 4; Stack 3; Moody, Bevan, McInnes 2; Reimers, Florio, Boyle 1.



EF: Dalziell, Lester-Smith, Bayliss, Cooper, O’Brien.



East Fremantle          6.7 (43)

Def by.

Perth                          16.11 (107)

Goals: Ricciardello, Cronan 2; K. Tropiano, Stokes 1.



East Fremantle          11.7 (73)


Perth                          6.18 (54)

Goals: Rayner, C. Green, J. Cripps 2; Bourne, Regan, Beer, Stewart, Jansen 1.